11 Magical Places to Take Kids Before They Grow Up
2/11 Dinosaur Valley State Park, Glen Rose, Texas
Travel 113 million years back in time and take a prehistoric walk on the wild side. Dinosaur State Park in Texas offers five trails for exploring that will delight you and the kids. Along the way you’ll be able to spot elephant-like Sauropod tracks and Theropod tracks with their distinct three-toed pattern. With over 20 miles of trails, if dinosaur footprints don’t make you roar, you can have fun on a mountain bike or swim in the river.
Kids can also borrow a Junior Ranger Explorer Pack which helps them learn about, draw and observe nature. Older ones can enroll in workshops, where they’ll learn cool new skills like archery.
A daily visit for adults, 13 years and older, is just $7 and it’s free for children under the age of 12. If you want to stay the night, to break up the trails over two days, you can stay at a simple campsite with electricity and water for $25 a night.